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body image guest Dr. Katie Loth

Wherever we and our children look, we confront ads for the latest ways to get “the perfect body” along with air-brushed images of celebrities with unattainable bodies. How do those messages influence your child’s eating behavior and body image? Even more important, what can you do to counteract those unhelpful influences and support your son…

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healthy body image for girls and boys

Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to talk with host Diana Pierce about how parents can promote a healthy body image for girls and boys. Experts say 80% of females are dissatisfied with their appearance, and about one million males have an eating disorder. Parents have a strong influence on children’s body images…

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From the earliest years of life, our children are bombarded with societal messages that can undermine their appreciation of their bodies and their understanding of what healthy living really means. Although it’s challenging to try to counter powerful media messages and social forces, we can do it with persistence and the right information to guide…

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Marti joined Brandon Ezuck from Radio Disney and Josh Garubanda, program manager at Wilderness Inquiry, for an on-air “News You Can Use” interview about the importance of getting children connected to the outdoors. Research shows nature experience, or outdoor time, is connected to children’s health, learning and development. Exploring and playing freely, and not just structured outdoor…

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In recent decades, studies of moms and children have led to critical discoveries of links between lead exposure and serious learning problems, rubella during pregnancy and child hearing impairment, and fetal alcohol exposure and later developmental difficulties. These discoveries in turn have led to major prevention efforts with striking results. So, as a new National…

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